New Delhi, India - While Jaguar Land Rover has thrived under Tata ownership, the Indian carmaker's own brand has never really evolved into anything that could be called competitive.
Dare we say that the tide is about to turn for Tata. Of course, the jury will be out on that until we get some wheel time, but the new Bolt hatchback and Zest sedan look like a promising sign of things to come.
In fact, these new models are the result of collaborative design inputs from the three Tata design studios in Pune (India), Turin (Italy) and in JLR's home turf of Coventry, UK.
Although the cars are loosely based on the current Vista's platform, some extensive redesign work has been carried out to convey Tata's new design language. There's a brand new front end, complete with Tata's new signature grille and towards the rear the C-pillar has been blacked out to give the impression of a floating roof while the taillights are now mounted lower.